Technology's Role in Our Energy Independence

Oil and natural gas production is rising at very promising rates in the United States. Technology, and its growing use, has played a critical role in this renaissance.

Taylor Muckerman
Taylor Muckerman and Joel South
Mar 7, 2013 at 7:00PM
Energy, Materials, and Utilities

During the last election, a lot of politics and rhetoric centered around energy independence for the United States. That is one area that the White House will continue to focus on over the next four years. Significant gains in efficiency and environmentally friendly techniques have stemmed from the investment of several companies in research and development rather than simply drilling more wells. These techniques are likely to help aid in lessening our dependence on foreign energy supplies.

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